Our preschoolers loved this little I spy game! This activity was inspired by Nanette Sposito of Little Wonders Preschool. Nanette presented photos of an entire I-Spy theme of activities on Facebook that her class did over the summer and I just loved it. I created a little picture-checklist for the children to use as clues […]
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We have done many variations of this idea in the past and it is always a hit no matter how many times we combine the painting process with bubble wrap. Each of the children got their own sheet of bubble wrap. Some of the bubble wrap had tiny bubbles and some of the bubble wrap […]
The children in this classroom have a very colorful view of their world! This classroom has the luxury of four large windows down low at child’s eye view. I happened by the classroom the other day and noticed that the teacher placed see-through colored cellophane on the windows for the children to look through. There is an […]
I have found so many cute ideas on other blogs that I can’t remember who shared what but somewhere along the way, I found this cute idea for bumblebees. We started out by gluing wax paper wings to our yellow construction paper bee bodies… Then we added a black construction paper head and some black […]
This week, the fours class focused on the letter ‘D’. The children explored dinosaurs as part of the letter ‘D’ experience. To make dinosaur feet, the children started off by tracing and cutting out the shape of their own feet from a sheet of green construction paper… Next, the children glued their foot-shapes to a […]
Each week, we focus on a letter of the week in our two and three year old classes. It isn’t the only time we explore that specific letter but it is a time we give that letter a special introduction and a little special attention. There are many activities to use for creating letters and […]
As an early childhood educator with a heart for literacy, I am inspired daily by the awe in a child’s eyes as they lose themselves in a simple storybook. As the pages are flipped, we naturally alter our voice to make magical characters come to life; seizing the attentions of even the squirmiest child and […]
Today is National Play-Doh day! Shara Lawrence Wiess of Early Childhood News and Resources is great about remembering special or unique holidays and this one of them – be sure to see all her ideas here! I was trying to come up with something different to do with play-dough and my brother suggested that I […]
Your preschoolers can create this simple fall preschool bulletin board.
Read the book “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey and then make a blueberry pie! Our preschoolers started off by gluing some strips of manila paper on top of a brown construction paper pie crust. The children criss-crossed their paper which was a challenging concept for some of the younger children… Other children caught on very easily… […]
Young children can learn to master their names with a “name-rich” environment.
Every teacher brings unique and special gifts to their students and every student will apply these gifts in their own unique and special way. Teachers often have brilliant ideas and things from home they want to share with their students. Over the summer, this class had been talking about seashells and under the see creatures. […]